The Catholic University of America

 

Current and Upcoming Groups

Unless otherwise noted, therapy groups require a pre-screen meeting with the group co-facilitators before joining. Most groups close to new members mid-semester and will re-open to new members at the start of the next semester. For more information, interested students can contact the Counseling Center.

 

Fall 2019

 

Understanding Self and Others

Mondays, 5:10-6:30 pm

Co-led by Michael Helfer, Ph.D. & TBD

 

Are you interested in improving your relationships with other people? Would you like to become more comfortable opening up to others or managing conflict? Do you experience difficulty asking for help or dealing with criticism? Do you worry about how others perceive you? These are common experiences for many students. If you experience any of these concerns, you may benefit from the Understanding Self and Others group. Topics will vary from week to week depending on group members’ needs and includes a wide range of subjects. This group offers a safe environment in which participants can develop insight about themselves and their relationship patterns, identify and explore feelings, give and receive support and feedback, and experiment with new ideas and behaviors.

 

Status: Not yet started. Interested students can sign up for an intake and pre-screen appointment.

 

Body Image Group

Tuesdays, 5:10-6:30 pm

Co-led by Kristin Zauel, Ph.D. & TBD

  

Status: Not yet started. Interested students can sign up for an intake and pre-screen appointment.

 

Stress Management Group

Wednesdays, 5:10-6:30 pm

Co-led by Lizzy Mass, LICSW & TBD

  

Status: Not yet started. Interested students can sign up for an intake and pre-screen appointment.

 

Mosaic*

Thursdays, 5:10-6:30 pm

111 O'Boyle

Co-led by Sarah Godoy, Ph.D. & TBD

 

Just as every individual colored stone becomes part of and forms a larger piece of art, the diversity of all individual Catholic U students contributes in a meaningful way to the campus culture of love, respect, and inclusiveness. Mosaic provides an environment where LGBT-identified and straight students can come together to learn about available resources, discuss various topics related to personal wellness, and build a supportive network with other students and members of the Catholic U community.

 

Status: Not yet started. Interested students can sign up for an intake and pre-screen appointment.

 

Confident Cardinals

Fridays, 1:10 pm to 2:30 pm

Co-led by Mark LaSota, Ph.D. & TBD

 

Do you experience nervousness or awkwardness in social situations? Are you bothered by meeting new people or speaking in front of others? The Confident Cardinals group is based on scientific research and has been developed to assist students with social difficulties learn to cope with anxious thoughts and feelings and become more comfortable in social situations. Students can learn and practice specific social skills in a small and supportive group setting, all while building the social confidence that will enhance their college experience!

  

Status: Not yet started. Interested students can sign up for an intake and pre-screen appointment.

 

Empowerment Group

Fridays, 3:10-4:30 pm

Led by Karen Miller, LICSW & TBD

 

The Empowerment Group is a safe, confidential therapy group for female-identified survivors of unwanted sexual experiences. This group focuses on recovery and empowerment, and it is intended to provide a space where survivors can process their experiences, connect to a survivor community, and support each other. Topics are chosen by group members and may include self-care; managing feelings of guilt, blame, and anger; relationships and dating; and spirituality and identity questions.

 

Status: Not yet started. Interested students can sign up for an intake and pre-screen appointment.

 

 

 

*Mosaic is a drop-in group and does not require an intake or pre-screen to attend. All are welcome!